Henry Martin opened the scoring with a close-range header on 12 minutes however Dong-Gyeong Lee pulled South Korea degree eight minutes later with a shot from simply exterior the field.
Luis Romo re-established Mexico’s lead on 29 minutes earlier than a Francisco Cordova penalty six minutes earlier than half-time, awarded after a foul by South Korea’s Kang Yoon-Sung on Uriel Antuna, put Raul Gutierrez’s facet 3-1 forward.
South Korea got here out with intent within the second half and lowered the deficit on 51 minutes when Lee obtained his second after being arrange by Kim Jin-Ya.
Nonetheless, Mexico made it 4-2 simply three minutes later as Martin doubled his tally.
Cordova then obtained his second on 63 minutes to internet Mexico’s fifth earlier than Eduardo Aguirre added a sixth on 84 minutes.
Hwang Ui-Jo headed in a comfort aim in stoppage time for South Korea.
Mexico will face Brazil in Kashima on Tuesday for his or her semifinal in a repeat of the 2012 remaining.